Undue Influence

It’s great when a child, sibling, or other relative or friend steps in to help an ailing senior.  But sometimes that help crosses the line and becomes influence.

Undue influence happens when so much influence and pressure is applied that an act can’t be considered to have been done willingly.  If undue influence occurred, a lifetime gift, testamentary gift, or contract can be overturned.

Claims for undue influence are common in trust contests and will contests.